How does this sound? A hot pastel-hued coming of age story about a shy, outcast young woman in tiny Porpoise Spit, Australia, who finds her identity in Abba songs and sets out for the big city to become somebody. Pretty good, huh? It gets better. Toni Collette plays her, and she kicks it into hyperdrive. In 35mm.
“If the thought of another Australian film with a soundtrack full of ABBA songs scares you away from this film, buck up and see it anyway. … Toni Collette’s portrayal of Muriel is refreshingly candid.” – Alison Macor, Austin Chronicle
“It’s incredibly funny in parts, but it’s also surprisingly bleak, and it’s this combination that brings out the best in Collette, who juggles the tone perfectly.” – Benjamin Lee, The Guardian